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SAN FRANCISCO CELEBRATES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY AT NEW HOME OF THE MEXICAN MUSEUM

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SAN FRANCISCO – September 16, 2013–Mayor Edwin M. Lee honored Mexican Independence Day Monday by celebrating the new home of The Mexican Museum, at a community gathering in Jessie Square Plaza in the Yerba Buena Gardens Arts District in downtown San Francisco.

“I can think of no better way to honor this special day than by welcoming the Mexican Museum to its future home in San Francisco where they will be joining a thriving, world-class art and cultural district,” said Mayor Lee.


Mayor Lee Ushers in New Era for Vaunted Cultural Institution

SAN FRANCISCO – September 16, 2013–Mayor Edwin M. Lee honored Mexican Independence Day Monday by celebrating the new home of The Mexican Museum, at a community gathering in Jessie Square Plaza in the Yerba Buena Gardens Arts District in downtown San Francisco.

“I can think of no better way to honor this special day than by welcoming the Mexican Museum to its future home in San Francisco where they will be joining a thriving, world-class art and cultural district,” said Mayor Lee.  “Art and cultural institutions like the Mexican Museum contribute to the overall economic vitality and economic growth of our City to the tune of $1.7 billion in visitor spending and supports more than 19,000 local jobs. This is a great day for the City and County of San Francisco, for the Mexican American community, and for Mexicans everywhere.”

The Mayor was joined by Arturo Riera, president of Yerba Buena Gardens, who officially welcomed the Mexican Museum to the Arts District, as well as by several members of the Board of Supervisors and a throng of community supporters.


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